All3Media-owned prodco Raw, based in London, has upped Oliver Calleja to senior vice president of U.S. development.
Calleja (pictured) has served as head of U.S. development since 2017, and has been responsible for commissioned series such as Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine for Discovery Channel and Presidents at War for History, as well as series in active development for networks and streamers such as CNN, Disney+, Discovery, Netflix, History and A&E.
In his new role, the executive will report to Raw’s U.S. creative director, Adam Hawkins.
“Olly has incredible instincts for what both the buyers and the audience will respond to. He has amazing experience over multiple genres and is fantastic at creating anything from reality formats to documentaries to exciting new hybrids. He combines genuine creativity with industry savvy and has proven hugely successful at building on RAW’s core business while also pushing us into new areas as the industry continues to evolve,” Hawkins said in a statement.
Raw’s most recent productions have included the docuseries Don’t F**k With Cats on Netflix, feature-length documentary The Imposter, Discovery’s long-running series Gold Rush , and Locked Up Abroad, now in its 13th season on National Geographic Channel.